Questions? We’ve Got Answers
Take a few minutes to look through our FAQs.
- How does it all work?
- How do I become a member of 100 Men Who Care Fredericton?
- Do I have to make a commitment?
- How many meetings am I required to attend?
- Can I send my cheque directly to the charity myself?
- What if I cannot attend a meeting?
- How long do the meetings last?
- Is membership limited to 100 men?
- How do the charities get picked? Which charities are eligible?
- Are my donations tax deductible?
- Can I bring a friend?
- Does any of my donation go to administration costs of 100 Men Who Care Fredericton?
- How can I edit my profile to update my nominated charity or edit my address?
100 Men Who Care is made up of at least 100 registered members who are committed to seeing their charitable efforts have a direct and immediate local impact. Every member who registers is committed to donating $400 a year to charities voted on by our membership. When each man registers, he nominates one not-for-profit or charity group to be in the running to receive a donation. One week before each meeting, 3 charities will be drawn at random and will be contacted to prepare a short (5 minute) presentation on the night of the meeting. From those charities, everyone present at the meeting will then vote for a winner and $100 cheques are written out and donated on the spot to the charity receiving the most votes!
100 men x $ 100 = $10,000 (or more)!
To become a member of 100 Men Who Care Fredericton, fill out our commitment form.
Yes, as a member you commit to making four quarterly donations of $100 to the charity chosen by the majority. You can withdraw at anytime by contacting us. But you cannot join and then simply NOT participate.
In Fredericton we require a commitment at registration to attend each quarterly meeting. If you cannot attend a meeting, you will still be expected to honour your commitment by sending your cheque with a friend or dropping it off.
Sorry, no. Because the goal of 100 Men Who Care Fredericton is to make one BIG donation on behalf of the whole group, the answer has to be “no”. To make a BIG impact, we want to give $10,000+ dollars at the end of our meeting. The only way to do that is to make each member’s donation part of the larger donation. This is the power of being a member. We also need to be able to track your donations so that you get credit for the donation and remain in good standing. Only members in good standing can nominate, attend, and vote.
If a member cannot attend a quarterly meeting, he should send his regrets to firstname.lastname@example.org, and must do one of the following before the meeting:
- Send in a blank, signed cheque with a trusted fellow member who will be attending.
- Place your blank, signed cheque for $100 in a sealed envelope marked “100Men” and drop it off at our convenient (locked) drop-box located at Vagrant Creative: 401 Bishop Drive, Suite 101B (drive to rear parking lot, unit at far end). [ map ]
The meeting itself is from 7pm – 8pm. We encourage you to come at 6pm (or earlier for a bite to eat) for drinks, networking and to get to know the brothers you are banding together with.
No, that would not be fair to the charities, would it? If we can make a BIG impact with 100 men, why not invite a friend and make an even BIGGER impact? Remember, we’re doing this for the charities and our community, not just for us.
When each member signs up, he nominates one registered charity or not-for-profit group with his registration form. (Please read the criteria on the “charities” page before nominating.) Once you have nominated a charity, you may not nominate again until the next year- this includes those whose charity gets picked for donation. Any registered not-for-profit group or charity that has existed for over 1 year, and serves Fredericton or the surrounding area is eligible for nomination.
Yes! Tax receipts will be written out by the awarded charity, NOT by 100 Men Who Care. This is what your mailing address information will be used for. Expect to receive your receipt of donation within a month of each meeting.
Yes, please do. We only ask that your friend donates a $100 cheque along with everyone else on the night that he attends. If your friend would like to be a member we will have registration forms available at the meeting; without being a registered and committed member though, friends are unable to vote for the charity at the meeting.
Absolutely not! 100 Men Who Care Fredericton is organized and operated entirely by volunteers. Our meeting space has been graciously donated by host venues in the area. 100% of the money raised at our meetings goes directly to the selected organization.